the act of blending components together thoroughly has given the Corvette hobby some of the nicest fake wanna-bees that I have ever inspected and a loss of confidence in security of value. Legitimate cars with legitimate components and legitimate option combinations are very hard to find and quite desirable. Legitimate cars are the benchmark for value and investment. Do your due diligence prior to buying your next rare Corvette or you may be joining the Gala Homogenization Party...by default!!! It's big...it's bad...it's ugly!!! Comments, email [email protected]
This fostered an interesting email thread:
Terry- I’m one of those people in the background of the hobby (Been to your store many times since 1994, talked to you at the shows, been to seminars you’ve held with Al on restamps, etc). You have always been a benchmark and a leader in the hobby and have admired you from a far.
Thanks so much for once again taking the lead on discussing the big elephant in the room! I personally am a NCRS judge (Miami valley Chapter; thanks for your support over the years) and am amazed on the fraud out there. Business & people have been sniffed out and dealt with and Pro-Team is still standing to prove your integrity.
Thanks for your life long dedication to the hobby that started w/ building a Corvette Graveyard that turned into a collector car dealership. Thank you for staying focused in the Corvette Hobby while others have shifted to Muscle Cars and exotics.
Keep up the good work and I will continue to refer people you as a trusted/knowledgeable company for their next classic Corvette acquisition. Hopefully one day we can relax together w/ a drink and a cigar. - M.T.Mills, July 28th, 2011
Terry - I'm sure I am not telling you anything you don't already know or haven't heard already.
Validity is of great concern to me and I'm sure anyone buying a car like this. I don't mind paying for something that is worth the money, but you obviously have to sure you are getting what is advertised. The horror stories definitely scare me. People looking to make something what it really isn't.
If that car was a fake it is a real shame. Our hobby is being ruined by the few to the detriment of the many. It hurts you as a business owner and me as the buyer because it makes all of us suspicious. You are only as trustworthy as your reputation I guess. Thanks for the info. - J.Cruz, July 28th, 2011
Did you get struck by lightning, sometimes you come up with some interesting stuff. Homogenization has taken over making the hobby less interesting and more cautious. Hope some others read your transcripts, You old Soothsayer you. Still looking for a Gasser car. Thanks - T.O'Brien, July 28th, 2011
Here's your chance to add to the discussion! I'm listening with both barrels. [email protected]